Monday, February 8, 2016

Happy Birthday Disneyland!

Six Years Old!!
We have had a crazy fun weekend celebrating Kyla's birthday in the happiest place on earth!  The plan for this weekend all started back in October when we realized that the super bowl was about 1 mile or so from our house and on Kyla's birthday weekend.  We decided we wanted to get out of town and make it a fun surprise for Kyla's sixth birthday.  You have no idea how hard it was to keep this all a secret since October!!

It all started Friday when this mysterious box arrived!  I told the kids that we had a special birthday adventure planned and the box had to come with us, then they started packing!  Sad Note: the box was overnight-ed from Zac's Aunt Diane because she and Zac's mom where supposed to meet us at Disneyland, but Zac's mom came down with the flu!  :(
they are so confused!
Right after lunch we hopped in the car and started driving south!  We ran into some car trouble (hopefully nothing) which slowed us down a bit, but after about 7 hours we were in our hotel room.  Time to open the box!

You can see me on my phone at the end because I was texting the next phase of the surprise - a few moments later, the Ireland's, our best friends from WA, knocked on our hotel door!!  I think the kids were all in shock (the Ireland kids didn't know we were there or where we were going either!).  The next morning we met for breakfast in the Ireland's room and then boarded the bus for Disneyland!  Pictures!!
We're in!
all the kids up in Tarzan's tree house!
Chris braved the teacups!
on the riverboat
Kyla, Esther and Rahab got to meet Minnie!

I'm pretty sure the entire population of CA was either in the Bay Area for the super bowl, or in Disneyland - so. many. people.  I was a bit overwhelmed.

We had dinner reservations for a special birthday dinner and cake for Kyla!  After this we headed back to the hotel to swim for a bit and go to bed!

The next day, Sunday, we did California Adventure!
it's like they've never been apart!
Grizzly river ride, we got soaked!

headed into Radiator Springs
we got to meet Pluto!
Ireland's and Vawter's - Disney 2016!
So much fun!  We were all exhausted!  This is the best picture to end our trip:
Rahab asleep at dinner, fry in hand!
Zac had an important work meeting today (Monday), so he drove us home in the night.  Good to sleep in our own beds!  Thank you Ireland's for joining us on our adventure!  Thank you Mom, Dad, Ann & Brian for the use of your condo's!

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